Quarantine has been a central theme in this recurring episode of 2020 Rages On.
We went from not quite realizing what life in quarantine would be like to experiencing a roller coaster of emotions as we endured fear, uncertainty, boredom, homeschooling, working from home, and endless Zoom calls. Through it all, many of us probably didn’t write that epic screenplay or learn another language.
But at the very least, maybe we’ve learned how to give ourselves a haircut—or not.
At this point, we are on the other side. Many parts of the world are figuring out how to reopen as safely as possible after being under quarantine due to COVID-19. For people who are actually emerging—because some places (such as New York City) are still on lockdown—it’s like when a butterfly emerges from a cocoon or the reverse. Without access to grooming, the gym, and generally being able to move around freely, people were left to their own devices, for better or worse.
People have been vocal about their pre-quarantine expectations versus their post-quarantine reality, and here is a sampling of what that looks like:
To be fit, or not to be fit? That is the question.
Some people turned to snacks and Netflix while other people made the best of at-home bodyweight workouts.
Before corona vs after quarantine pic.twitter.com/TXbw8pMNZa
— LAH (@0160am) May 27, 2020
us before quarantine vs after pic.twitter.com/6epE7fgBN0
— joycie (@joycecalipay) May 25, 2020
Me before quarantine vs after pic.twitter.com/rVz6llGzV5
— skullgreymon (@GnarlyRaptor) May 25, 2020
before vs after quarantine, can gyms open back up already??? pic.twitter.com/Pom760cLrO
— Aids #freenennolol (@actualaids1) May 25, 2020
Before quarantine vs after quarantine???????? pic.twitter.com/XZGzI7segT
— Daddy Rex (@taiwasc) May 23, 2020
Before Quarantine vs After Quarantine pic.twitter.com/HDa8W8NWtX
— ????????Still Outta Pocket???????? (@RealDhatboi_nes) May 20, 2020
Before Quarantine vs After Quarantine pic.twitter.com/PBh6jiiFja
— Spencer Reid (@PringleBit) May 19, 2020
Before quarantine vs after quarantine pic.twitter.com/o1gJbav8Ac
— Scot Pilie' (@ScotPilie_Wx) May 19, 2020
Me before quarantine VS Me after quarantine pic.twitter.com/MvQ07lcg3s
— Sabribri???? (@brinatheunicorn) May 18, 2020
— robgking87 (@FlGatorKing) May 16, 2020
Some people actually went bonkers
Or they are on the verge.
Before vs after quarantine: pic.twitter.com/2tWDIqEEpp
— Kiss My Asperger's. (@snotnboogers23) May 20, 2020
everyone before vs after quarantine pic.twitter.com/BO7oo8Tr58
— eva and the infinite sadness (@magerahcuk) May 16, 2020
before vs after quarantine pic.twitter.com/2oUJwfgICy
— Lucia (@nrschills) May 27, 2020
before quarantine vs after/during pic.twitter.com/rh5NjE1v7W
— hannah (@hannx98) May 25, 2020
Not everyone channeled their inner hairstylist
My hair before quarantine vs. my hair after quarantine pic.twitter.com/RgqpkeVJaX
— Tim Mansfield (@_tim_man_) May 21, 2020
before quarantine vs after quarantine pic.twitter.com/WOIV72Lv3A
— ryan (@_Snoop_Ryan) May 21, 2020